campaign headquarters in chicago. but, phil, ohio is one of the reasons why president obama was able to deliver that victory speech earlier today. >> absolutely, kelly. it's the midwest fire wall that we've heard so much about. the president was counting on victories in ohio, wisconsin, iowa. he got those. and in fact, when he declared victory just a few hours ago here at mccormick place in chicago, they had tallied up -- of the nine battleground states, the president took seven of those. one of those, north carolina, went to governor mitt romney. the other one, florida, is undecided at this point. they've stopped counting ballots down in dade county. during his speech, president obama said themes for his second term in office, starting with the fact that this country needs to come together. >> we have picked ourselves up, we have fought our way back, and we know in our hearts that for the united states of america, the best is yet to come.